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    [MVP (forget to mention somthing)]

    Author: Mothman (65.127.122.---)

    Date: 01-03-03 18:00

    I have some questions about mvp and an enlarged heart. i have had mvp since i was 15. im 23 now. my bp is 130/80 and welli am worried about getting an enlarged heart from mvp. Can this happen. if the heart is enlarged from mvp can u shrink it back down to its normal size or is it enlarged forever? how effective are meds at doing this if it is possiable? and i feel fine other then some fatigue which could be due to my Ulcerative Colitis i have. I seen my cardioligist last month and he listend to my heart and said everything was fine. no echo, only had one of those when i was first told i had mvp. they mentioned nothing about leakege or regurgitation. do u think i will be ok?

    forgot to say...i also feel a fluttering feeling on my left side sometimes. nothing big is it?

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    [Re: MVP (forget to mention somthing)]

    Author: Reenie (---.snbrca.adelphia.net)

    Date: 01-03-03 18:20

    Mothman,

    Hi. I do not have HCM, but do have MVP. All that means is that the cover to the mitral valve is floppy and doesn't close properly. Sometimes there is regurgitation with MVP and sometimes there isn't. The fluttering you feel is palpitations, if I am not mistaken. It sort of feels like your heart is doing a flip-flop, right? Usually this is no big deal, but I would tell the cardiologist about it. They can do a 24 hour holter monitor, like a 24 hour EKG. That would tell them precisely what it is, assuming they catch it on tape.

    As far as MVP enlarging your heart, I don't know what to say since I am not a doctor, but I don't see how it would. It doesn't sound like your bp is too high, but I do know that prolonged high bp could make your heart enlarge.

    Are you on any medicine? I also have SVT, supra ventricular tachycardia, with my MVP. It makes my heart really race sometimes. I've had potentially fatal high heart rates in my life, before I started meds. That may or may not be anything like your story. As with HCM, each case is different.

    My suggestion is for you to contact your doctor and ask them the same questions you have asked here. They should be able to help you much more than we can. Good luck, and let us know how it goes.

    Reenie

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    [Re: MVP (forget to mention somthing)]

    Author: Mothman (65.127.122.---)

    Date: 01-03-03 18:51

    thank you for getting back to me so quick. i had my heart up to 125 beats a min before i dont think its ever went past that. usally in the 70's and 60's. whats yours?> and 130/80 they said was perfect. and the fluttering comes in differnt places. sometimes i think its just my stomach, i feel them several times a day. several a day is not bad is it? anyways thank you for your response! oh and he prescribed beta blockers. but im not taking them....dont think i need them. why would i...my heart dont race now.

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    Author: Reenie (---.snbrca.adelphia.net)

    Date: 01-03-03 19:48

    Hi. Well, if the doctor gave you beta blockers you should take them. They are not just for lowering heart rates. They also lower blood pressure, make the beat less forcefully, and I don't know what else. I now take a calcium channel blocker called verapamil. I have asthma, so beta blockers aren't a good choice for me when I can use something else.

    I can't say what the fluttering is. I only know what mine is. Mine also used to beat so hard you could watch my shirt move. My meds keep me lowered well now, usually keep around 80 or so beats per minute, but I had a documented episode where my heart was going 350-400 beats per minute. Luckily I was a young kid, otherwise I wouldn't have survived. I had it on tape and when we played it back to the hospital it sounded like a continuous beep or a flat line. They counted it electronically and had me an appt with the children's hospital within a half hour. By then the arrhythmia was finished and they found nothing wrong upon physical exam. Weird, huh?

    I still say you should communicate with your doctor. And I wouldn't just not take medicine when he prescribes it for you. I have no problem with asking why you take it, but don't diagnosis yourself. You might be doing your heart harm that you don't know about. Just my opinion. Maybe Lisa, at 973-983-7429, can help you find someone who is a good doctor for you. You didn't say, but do you have HCM also? She knows more about HCM specialists, but may still be able to help you even if you don't.

    Good luck. Let me know if there is anything else any of us here can help you with.

    Reenie

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    [Re: MVP (forget to mention somthing)]

    Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 01-03-03 20:12

    Dear Mothman,

    I'm curious why you are afraid MVP will enlarge your heart. As Reenie pointed out, it is high BP that will do that. MVP, to my knowledge, doesn't cause an enlarged heart. There are other heart problems that do. The only way to know the size of your heart is to have an echo done, which considering that you haven't had one in 8 years --you are DUE for one. I would tell your doctor that you should have one. A lot can change in that time and they should be doing them every few years.

    Communicating with your doctor is very, very important. If you want to know why you need the beta-blocker, you should ask. If you don't get a good answer, then you should think about seeing another doctor.

    Beta-blockers soften the heart beat, prevent palpitations (the funny feelings), and help the heart to work more efficiently.They are excellent drugs that save many lives.

    We can't tell you if you will be ok just from your description. It is much too complicated for that.

    As an aside, MVP is very often the diagnosis when it is actually HCM. So I can't recommend getting another echo strongly enough. You are at the age when a lot of HCM gets diagnosed. I'm not saying you have it, I'm saying you should rule it out for sure.

    You can call us at 983-973-7429 if you want get the names of specialists to see.

    Take care and keep us posted,

    Sarah

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    [Re: MVP (forget to mention somthing)]

    Author: Mothman (12.168.71.---)

    Date: 01-03-03 20:28

    thank you both for all the stuff u said. i dont have hmc as far as my echo went i dont even know what it is? what is it? also im afraid the beta blockers might hurt me, i read they can stop your heart. i just get nervouds about this stuff. and i will have an echoe done soon as i get insurrence. i mean about beta blockers, im afriad it will slow my heart down way to much because at night it beats only 60 bpm and 70-mabey 80's in the day ,. could they slow my heart down to much?

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    [Re: MVP (forget to mention somthing)]

    Author: Reenie (---.snbrca.adelphia.net)

    Date: 01-03-03 20:56

    Hi again. HCM is when the muscle of the heart, typically the septum that divides the heart into left and right halves, gets thickened and enlarged. You might or might not have that. The only way to tell is through an echo. That's when they look at the heart through ultrasound. They can also see the mitral valve quite well when they do the echo, so that will tell them how badly the valve is prolapsed, whether or not it has regurgitation, etc.

    As far as being afraid of the beta blocker, most are old drugs that have been in use for years. Some work better for some people than others. There are many types. Some I've personally used include lopressor (Metoprolol), Tenormin (atenolol), and inderal (don't know the other name for that one.) They may slow your heart down, but your cardiologist should be able to give you a dose that is beneficial without lowering it too much. There is always the possibility that you will have to try different doses or even different drugs until you get the one that works right for you. There is nothing wrong with that. It's just how it gets individualized to work for your body.

    I am going to stress again that you go to your doctor and tell them that you would like to know why the medicine was prescribed. I have the feeling that it could help your fluttering in your chest. Even very low doses can help and won't cause much for side effects such as lowering heart rates too much.

    Reenie

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    [Re: MVP (forget to mention somthing)]

    Author: Mothman (12.168.71.---)

    Date: 01-03-03 21:03

    what are some symptoms of hcm? and is it fatal? i know MVP is not fatal in most cases. usally 2-5% have bad symptoms. i also have ulcerative colitis. www.ccfa.org for more information on that. i mean i used to play hockey all the time and i worked at a skating rink and skated 10 hours straight oneday. never no chest pain or nothing, nor any hard times breathing. if there is regurgitation in my mvp is that serious? i will perhaps take my meds, i will talk to my doc in the next appt. see what he says. thank you so much. do u workfor this board or something?

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    [Re: MVP (forget to mention somthing)]

    Author: Reenie (---.snbrca.adelphia.net)

    Date: 01-03-03 21:17

    Well, to answer you questions about HCM... some people have more symptoms than others. Some people can barely walk up a flight of stairs and others feel pretty well, all things considered. It *can* be fatal. Have you ever heard of professional athletes collapsing during a game and dying of heart problems? Sometimes this is HCM at work. The heart muscle gets thick and can't pump efficiently because it's too stiff. Also, sometimes the thickness blocks the mitral valve so that the blood flow can't go like it should.

    That being said, there isn't a great chance of most people with HCM dying suddenly. A specialist will evaluate all of the patient's history, including family history, then make a decision. There is a device that can prevent sudden cardiac death. It's called an ICD - implanted cardiodefibrillator. You ever watched ER when they take the paddles to someones chest and shock them back from a heart attack? Well, and ICD does this without an EMT running it. It's sewn into you and it constantly monitors your heart rate and rhythm to make sure you don't have something horrible going on in there.

    Now, about symptoms... some people have shortness of breath, heaviness in their chests, chest pain, fainting, feeling of being tired, etc. BUT just because you have any or all of these doesn't mean that you have HCM. ALSO, just because you don't have any of these doesn't mean you don't have HCM. Unfortunately, for a very few people, the first and only symptom they ever have is sudden death.

    If you search through this board you will find those who lost young family members and didn't know anyone in their families had any type of heart problems, including the ones who died. You will also find those who have known for 30, 40, 50+ years that they have HCM and have dealt with it.

    HCM is genetic and therefore, there is usually some family history. But that link isn't always there. Rarely it may skip a generation, or like my husband's doctor said, it has to start somewhere. (Neither of his parents have had an HCM diagnosis.)

    I hope I am answering you questions well enough. If not, please let me know. I will gladly try to clarify anything I've said, or Sarah has said if I can. She knows much more about HCM than I do.

    Neither of us works for this board. It's a non profit organization. She is the official board moderator. I am just here reading. I post sometimes when I think I know what I'm talking about. When I don't know what I'm talking about, others here let me know. Not rudely, of course. And dont mind because I certainly don't know it all.

    If you have more ???'s, ask away.

    Reenie

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    [Re: MVP (forget to mention somthing)]

    Author: Mothman (12.168.71.---)

    Date: 01-03-03 21:33

    wow your quick! lol..well i suffer from fatigue thats for sure, now and then i get a sharp pain on my left side. Its usally preyy quick though., the flutters come and go, they dont bug me. as far as running, and stuff like that im fine. although i have noicted my heart rate picks up pretty quick even on a brisk short walk, say a mile or so. i think that could be anxioety though, cause i had this obbsession about my heart rate and working it up to fast. i went to the doc because of panic attacks and with an echo found out i had MVP. MVP is ok to me though, i mean its just about benine as far as i heard. With anything though there are risks of severe things happening. my rheart rate seems fine..my blood pressure is fine.....light headed ness i get sometimes, anxioety can also cause this. i have what i belive is obbsessive thoughts. i think something is wrong and BOOM im thinking about it 24/7. i hate it...and it works me up....i think my nerves are shot.....but actually im prolly in good health. so can mvp cause hcm?

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    [Re: MVP (forget to mention somthing)]

    Author: Reenie (---.snbrca.adelphia.net)

    Date: 01-03-03 21:44

    Let's see. I'll start at the bottom of your last post. MVP cannot cause HCM. HCM is genetically caused by the cells not lining up properly. They should be flat and side-by-side, but in HCM they get jumbled up. That makes for the thickness and also makes the electrical conduction through the heart not flow like it should. Some people have mild thickness while others have severe.

    A lot of people with HCM have been misdiagnosed with anxiety attacks. That doesn't mean that you have been misdiagnosed. A good doctor, a specialist, will be able to tell the difference between the two. HCM isn't really what you would call rare, but there isn't enough of it out there for many cardiologists to have much first hand knowledge about it. And with any medicine, it's an always changing field.

    As far as your heart rate rising while you walk briskly, don't worry about that. It is supposed to. That's your body's way of getting more oxygen through your blood stream to the muscles that are working. If it didn't raise you would feel bad because you have to have adequate oxygen levels in order to be healthy.

    With MVP, you do need to know if you have regurgitation or not. If it is bad enough, they will have to fix it for you. Probably not an issue, but you do need to be aware that it can be that way. Also, if you do have regurgitation, you should take antibiotics when you get work done like dental or anything that is invasive. The turbulent blood flow can cause bacteria introduced into the blood stream from the invasive procedure - like getting your teeth cleaned - to settle in the cardiac muscle and give you a very serious infection called endocarditis. I haven't had it, but if you do a search on this board, you will find others who have. It is bad news.

    Anything else I can help you with?

    Reenie

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    [Re: MVP (forget to mention somthing)]

    Author: Mothman (65.127.122.---)

    Date: 01-03-03 22:36

    thats is all for now, i want to thank you so very much for taking such time for me. thanks u really helped me out here. usally i find a message board and have to wait days to get a response...thank u so much. Shawn

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    [Re: MVP (forget to mention somthing)]

    Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 01-04-03 06:10

    Dear Shawn,

    You can read the rest of this web site for more information about HCM.

    As for your particular situation --it sounds like you are having palpitations and that may be why the doctor prescribed beta-blockers. Yes, your heart rate in the 60-70 is good, but you did say you had an episode of 125, which is too high. The beta-blocker would prevent those, too.

    Certainly, if you _overdose_ on a beta-blocker, your heart may stop, but here is the actual prescribing information an beta-blockers:

    WHEN YOU SHOULD NOT USE THIS MEDICINE:

    You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any type of beta blocker medicine (such as atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol, Corgard®, Inderal®, Lopressor®, Toprol®, Tenormin®), or if you have low blood pressure or certain heart problems. Talk with your doctor about what these heart problems are.

    HOW TO USE AND STORE THIS MEDICINE

    Tablets:

    * Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.

    * It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach.

    * Store the medicine at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

    * Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and never share your medicine with anyone.

    If you miss a dose:

    * If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If your next regular dose is less than 8 hours away, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.

    * Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

    DRUGS AND FOODS TO AVOID:

    Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

    * Some drugs should not be taken together because they can interact. A drug interaction may cause mild to very serious medical problems. It can also make one of the drugs not work properly or make it too strong. (sarah's note: GRAPEFRUIT AND GRAPEFRUIT JUICE MUST BE AVOIDED.)

    * There are many drugs that can interact with atenolol. This especially includes medicines for asthma, diabetes, or heart rhythm problems. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these medicines, or if you are using other medicines to treat your high blood pressure or chest pain.

    WARNINGS:

    * Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, kidney disease, overactive thyroid, or diabetes.

    * Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor. You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.

    * This medicine may raise or lower your blood sugar, and it may cover up symptoms of very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

    * This medicine may make you dizzy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

    * Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine.

    * If you stop using this medicine, your blood pressure may go up. High blood pressure usually has no symptoms. Even if you feel well, do not stop using the medicine without asking your doctor.

    SIDE EFFECTS

    Call your doctor right away if you have any of these side effects:

    * Chest pain (may be related to your disease and not a side effect)

    * Fainting or severe dizziness

    * Slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat

    * Swelling of your feet or ankles

    * Unusual bleeding or bruising

    * Wheezing or trouble breathing

    If you have problems with these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor.

    * Cold hands and feet

    * Feeling dizzy, drowsy, or depressed

    * Trouble having sex

    * Trouble sleeping

    * Unusual tiredness or weakness

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    Take care,

    S

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    [Re: MVP (forget to mention somthing)]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 01-04-03 07:53

    Mothman... My 1st concern is when was your last echo? I may have missed that in the string here....

    Are we sure this is MVP?

    Lisa

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    [Re: MVP (forget to mention somthing)]

    Author: Reenie (---.snbrca.adelphia.net)

    Date: 01-04-03 07:56

    Lisa, he said his only echo was when he was 15 and that he's now 23. He said they diagnosed the MVP when they did that echo. Sarah told him he should have another echo since HCM is sometimes misdiagnosed as MVP. Especially since it's been 8 years ago and he's so young, when so many get diagnosed with HCM. He did not mention any family history of HCM, though.

    Reenie

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    [Re: MVP (forget to mention somthing)]

    Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 01-04-03 09:39

    Still, even MVP warrants an echo once in a while.

    S

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    [Re: MVP (forget to mention somthing)]

    Author: Mothman (12.168.71.---)

    Date: 01-04-03 16:25

    I am sure its mvp they took a while on my echo and even pointed things out. there was 2 doctors who did this test. even he said i should get checked up now and then, (having another echo) so beta blockers could stop the palptations? he said it was to keep me from the racing heart and that it helps with the MVP. he is from another country and hard to understand, but from what i hear he is very good at what he does. Yall got me worried now about hmc. how could i be mis diagnosed with mvp and hmc if they did an echo? i dont get that, i mean there looking right at the heart. in my opinion i just dnt think i should take the beta blockers, when u come off of them u can have high blood pressure. and mine is normal now. 130/80 my last visit. Heart rate is 60-to high 70's low 80's. and that all falls into normal. 60-100 is normal. now when im worked up really bad like having panic attacks, ofcourse 125 might come up. thats from anxiety though. when im relaxed the lowest heart rate i have ever had was 57bpm and that was while i was sleeping. just before falling asleep. is tha normal>

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    [Re: MVP (forget to mention somthing)]

    Author: Reenie (---.snbrca.adelphia.net)

    Date: 01-04-03 16:56

    Shawn,

    Slow down. You've ventured onto a board that deals primarily with hcm. MVP is a horse of a different color. Mvp is easy to diagnose on an echo. It's very visible. So is HCM. But they are not the same thing at all. HCM is genetic, MVP isn't. The echos periodically will tell them whether or not there is any change in either condition. If they didn't tell you when you had the echo that you have HCM, you didn't have it then. The trouble with HCM is that you can carry the gene for it and not have it show up until you are an adult. And it most often shows up during the teens, during or just after puberty when everything else in your body is changing as well.

    Yes, beta blockers will help with the palpitations. Technically palpitations are irregular heart beats. I don't know if they are racing episodes or not. If the doctor tells you to take the beta blockers, you should take them. It will not give you high blood pressure to go off of them. Your blood pressure will rise to what it was before you were on them, assuming nothing has changed. You do know that your blood pressure changes all the time, right? Like every day? 130/80 is good, but it might not be that tomorrow. But you shouldn't see a dramatic change daily. Anyway, taking beta blockers, then stopping them will not cause high blood pressure.

    You mentioned again about your heart rate and that it's really good. That's great. However, even though the beta blocker can lower the heart rate, that isn't it's primary job. I also softens the heart beat so that the contraction is less forceful. That is a great benefit to some people. Also understand that doctors will prescribe a drug to different people with different symptoms. Like, I might take atenolol to regulate my heart rate while my husband might take it to soften his heart beat. Same drug, maybe same dosage, but for different reasons. You should ask why they want you to take it, but I think it's to control the palpitations.

    Having a resting (sleeping) heart rate of 57 is fine. No problems there. And I do know that anxiety attacks will raise the rate. So does a lot of things. Walking, watching a scary movie, etc. You dont' seem to have a big problem with that.

    I don't think that you were probably misdiagnosed with MVP. The catch is that sometimes a doctor will think that a patient has MVP when they are in the process of developing HCM. (I think.)

    I think you should talk to your doctor and have them do the second echo. It will alleviate a lot of questions and worries from you. The reason we here at the HCMA are concerned with the HCM aspect of it is because everyone on this board has been affected by HCM in one way or another. There are a lot of people who don't even know they have HCM. That's why we are so concerned with echos and getting correct diagnoses. If you don't know what you are working with, how can you effectively treat it?

    Reenie

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    [Re: MVP (forget to mention somthing)]

    Author: Mothman (65.127.122.---)

    Date: 01-04-03 18:41

    reenie, sorry for jumping into all this., i guess i just got scared, got my pulse about 92 beats amin now lol. it will slow down eventially, anyways soon as i get insurence i plan on getting a second echo done. i will let u know how it went. and as far as my blood pressure changing, im not sure, its always normal though...enless i drink beer then it seems to go up....for a day or 2....after about a week of not drining it goes to normal. thank you for all your feed back!

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    Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 01-05-03 04:20

    Dear Shawn,

    We don't mean to scare anyone. We just want you to have the best health care possible. It isn't _likely_ that you have HCM, it is just that this is what we educate people about here and so we want to make sure you don't have it. I'm glad you are decided on getting an echo as it is something you should have regardless.

    You do have several misconceptions/misunderstandings about beta-blockers, etc. and I think Reenie did a wonderful job of explaining everything. It is veryimportant, though, that you sit with your doctor and don't leave until you understand his answers.

    Beta-blockers will prevent the racing (called tachycardia) _and_ the flutters (palpitations). And prevent your heart from beating too hard. And while your bp may go down a little bit, they are going to keep your dose adjusted so it doesn't get too low --ditto with heart rate. My bp is usually about 105-115 --on a betablocker ---which is just fine ---for example.

    take care and let us know how you are doing,

    Sarah

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    Author: Mary S. (---.net306.fl.sprint-hsd.net)

    Date: 01-05-03 13:19

    Just curious Sarah, Did you mean your HR is 105-115. Because I would love to do a BP of 105/115 . IF your diastolic is higher than systolic that would be cool from an EMT point of view (we were taught that it was impossible). I know we are a sick crowd always wanting to see the weirdest things possible. Keeps the job fun!

    Mary s.

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    [Re: MVP (forget to mention somthing)]

    Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 01-05-03 17:07

    M

    No, I meant my blood pressure. My heart rate is from 60-90 depending on circumstances. I was not using official 120/60 format --I meant my top number (systolic) is usually 105-115 and the diastolic adjusts accordingly. I actually never pay attention to the bottom number. I suppose I should? ; )

    Sorry, I have my own shorthand for my medical situation and I forget to use "real world" format.

    S

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    [Re: MVP (forget to mention somthing)]

    Author: Mary S. (---.net307.fl.sprint-hsd.net)

    Date: 01-06-03 02:32

    If only my docs could get my systolic that high. Lately it has been running maybe 90-100 which they are not liking too much. Because they want to give me more beta/calcium channel blockers because I am still having the cp and sob. I am going to give my docs a call in Boston and see what they think!

    Mary s.
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.
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